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  • The Commonwealth Catalog Reaches 50,000 Requests

    Submitted by Alexandra on February 3, 2016

    The Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat) went live on April 1, 2015 with four, eager library networks.  Now the system supports the borrowing and lending of nine networks and two universities, and their patrons have been busy!  ComCat has had over 6,800 new users added since January 1, 2016 and by mid-January, the system processed its 50,000th request.

    ComCat’s collections will continue to grow as other networks prepare to join the system in the coming year.  If you are a FLO patron or staff member and haven’t yet tried placing a request in the Commonwealth Catalog, click the link to get started.  

     

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  • Commonwealth Catalog Reaches 10,000 Requests

    Submitted by Alexandra on July 22, 2015

    Usage of the Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat) has increased steadily since it went live for patrons on April 1, 2015. ComCat now includes six library networks: Bridgewater State University, Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS), Fenway Libraries Online (FLO), Minuteman Library Network (MLN), Old Colony Library Network (OCLN), and the SAILS Library Network.  The ILL management system has over 4600 registered patrons and earlier this month recorded its 10,000th request. Sounds like our patrons are really jumping into their summer reading! 

    The collection will continue to grow in variety and size as other institutions and networks prepare to join later this summer and fall. UMass Amherst is up next. If you are a FLO patron and haven’t yet tried placing a request in the Commonwealth Catalog, click the link to get started.  

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